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See also: at fault



at-fault (not comparable)

  1. at fault (in adjectival contexts)
    • 2009, Kris Frieswick, Till Death Do Us Pay:
      Today many states have statutorily defined the purpose of alimony—for instance, as a temporary arrangement allowing the dependent spouse to get on his or her feet financially; as compensation for money invested in a marriage (like paying for a spouse's medical school); or as punishment in an at-fault divorce.